UPDATE: We reached out to the Mountain West on this situation and the associate commissioner of communications Javan Hedlund.
"I would call your local CBS and ask why," he said. "We've been told it's on CBS nationally and your market is only one that I'm aware of that is not following suit."
The Mountain West title game is on the big boy channel of CBS for Saturday night's conference title game at 10 p.m. ET. Being on CBS is a chance for a lot more people to get to see Fresno State take on Boise State, and with a New Year's Day bowl game on the line there is interest in this game.
Well, that is unless you live in Utah, which is where I reside. Randomly checking my DirecTV guide for game times of other college football games throughout the day. Yet, there was a big surprise when I checked my local CBS affiliate, KUTV, is showing some movie called "Trapped" at the time the Mountain West title game is to begin.
This is odd because the last time I checked Utah is a Mountain West market. Yes, Logan, Utah, is quite small compared to the Salt Lake and even Provo market but the state still holds a footprint in the state.
Instead of the game being on the CBS affiliate that covers the entire state, Boise State vs. Fresno State is on KMYU which is a channel that shows ACC Network sporting events but also shows reruns of "Bridezillia's," "Law and Order," "Divorce Court" and other syndicated shows.
For those who are interested in what "Trapped" is about, below is the synopsis from IMDB about the 2002 movie that stars Kevin Bacon and Charlize Theron.
When their daughter is abducted and taken for ransom by a gang of serial kidnappers, a young doctor and his wife find themselves held hostage while a 24-hour plan to extort their money is set into motion. Now, with time running out and the health of their asthmatic daughter at serious risk, they find themselves in a life-and-death race against the clock as the "perfect crime" begins spiraling towards an unthinkable, terrifying and deadly conclusion.
The reviews are just awful for this movie, so I had to at least watch the trailer.
KUTV could have at least chose a good movie to air that night, and I am curious to what the ratings will be for the movie and the Mountain West title game.